'Portal Access Optimal is the third installment from Storch Interior Extracts in a trilogy of albums that draw on the optimism of early home computer marketing. Two sides of bloops and warbles that recall installation CD accompaniment music emerging for the first time since the the mid nineties. With the right connection, transcendence is possible.'
Fahmi Mursyid is an Indonesian sound artist previously working with the likes of Chinabot and featured on Resonance FM. Continuing his trademark technique, Fahmi warps and reframes samples of traditional Indonesian music into something truly disarming. At times recalling the cacophonies of Berio or Xenakis, but always tempered by an ambient sensibility, Sejarah is a welcome force in the Cellar catalogue.
Joining the August batch is legendary Japanese sound maker duenn, who has previously shared split releases with Celer on a range of underground labels. Preview below!
Like the formation of a glacier or the splitting of a continent, the long-form pieces on endlesstape move with astounding economy whilst retaining a fearsome element. duenn immediately plunges the listener into a deep well, through which all other sounds are channeled and transformed into an ethereal echo. Ambience for the anthropocene. Edition of 20.